Allma Reed is a journalist who has been in situ for many of the archaeological discoveries made in Mexico during the past fifteen years. Her chief aim here is to link descriptions of these recent discoveries with historical data “”in order to give a broad survey of what is now known of pre-Conquest Middle America.”” She presents the different theories as to the origin and development of autochthonous cultures, then proceeds to reconstruct them according to present-day findings, from the earliest known settlements in Central Mexico dating from approximately 1350 B.C. to the little explored Quintana Roo on the Yucatan peninsula, which still promises to yield rich archaeological treasure. The relationship of history to cosmology comes startlingly clear in the attitude of the Mayans toward Cortes, viewing him as they did as an embodiment of Quetzalcoatl. This older material is included with the newer finds in a comprehensive meld.
Condition : Average/Fair , dust jacket, ex library(sticky tape marks) and repair work on inner dust wrapper, but covered in a lovely cellophane protective sleeve, so the cover at first glance looks very acceptable. Condition of book, good, except ex library and stamp cut out on title page, but tight and clean no inscriptions, hence a fill in copy”. First Edition. . Hardcover. First [US] edition. 388 pages, profusely illustrated [including map endpapers], picture credits, sources, index. 250 Illustrations Binding still tight and pages clean, a good readers copy / fill in. I’d rather under rate the book condition, but it is a book hard to come buy so have listed it. It it NOT falling apart by any means lol